How do I ask for my trial to be in French?

2. If your trial is in the Ontario Court of Justice

The holds trials for people charged with an:

If you’re charged with an indictable offence, you can decide whether you want to have your in the Ontario Court of Justice or the . Making this choice is referred to as making an .

If you’re charged with a summary offence or an absolute jurisdiction offence, your trial must be held in the Ontario Court of Justice. An absolute jurisdiction offence can be prosecuted or by indictment.

Application deadline

In the Ontario Court of Justice, the deadline for filing your application to have your trial in French depends on what you’re charged with. Talk to your lawyer to make sure you understand when your application is due.

If your matter is handled as a summary offence, your application to have the trial in French is due when you schedule your trial.

If you’re charged with an indictable offence, your application is due when you make your election.

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